• 4-5 hours
  • Per Person
  • Mumbai


Our ‘Elephanta Caves & Island Guided Private Tour ’ takes you The Elephanta Caves are situated in Western India on Elephanta Island (also called the Island of Gharapuri), which highlights two hillocks isolated by a tight valley. The little island is dabbed with various old archeological remaining parts that are the sole declarations to its rich social past. These archeological remaining parts uncover proof of occupation from as soon as the second century BC. The stone cut Elephanta Caves were built about the mid-fifth to sixth hundreds of years AD. The most significant among the caverns is the incomparable Cave 1, which estimates 39 meters from the front access to the back. In plan, this cavern in the western slope intently looks like Dumar Lena cave at Ellora, in India. The principal body of the cavern, barring the porches on the three open sides and the back passageway, is 27 meters square and is upheld by lines of six sections each. The 7-meter-high work of art “Sadashiva” rules the entry to Cave 1. The model addresses three parts of Shiva: the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer, distinguished, separately, with Aghora or Bhairava (left half), Taptapurusha or Mahadeva (focal full face), and Vamadeva or Uma (right half). The fifteen enormous reliefs encompassing the lingam house of prayer in the principal Elephanta Cave not just comprise one of the best instances of Indian craftsmanship yet additionally one of the main assortments for the clique of Shiva. The caverns are the most superb accomplishment throughout the entire existence of rock-design in western India. The Trimurti and other enormous figures with their stylish setting are instances of exceptional imaginative creation. Elephanta Caves are an UNESCO World Heritage Site and an assortment of cavern sanctuaries prevalently committed to the Hindu god Shiva. They are situated on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (in a real sense “the city of caverns”) in Mumbai Harbor, 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) toward the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian province of Mahārāshtra. The island, found seaward around 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) west of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, comprises of five Hindu caverns and a couple of Buddhist stupa hills that date back to the second century BCE, as well as a little gathering of two Buddhist caverns with water tanks

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Duration: 4-5 hours
Mobile tickets accepted
Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Hindi, Marathi

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Important information


Professional English speaking guide ✅
All places entry fees ✅
Hotel/Port pick up and drop off ✅
Bottled water ✅
Air-conditioned vehicle ✅
Private transportation ✅
WiFi on board ✅

Price Excludes

Food & Drinks ❌

Departure details

Traveller pickup is offered. ✅


Mumbai Airport, Maharashtra 400099


Mumbai International cruise terminal ( Green Gate)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Returns to original departure point

Program (1 Day )

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product.

  • Stop 1

    Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India

    The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 metres (85 feet) high. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay. It served to allow entry and access to India.
    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Stop 2

    Elephanta Caves

    Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Stop 3

    Your hotel lobby at Reception desk

    Cruise Terminal – Green Gates. Airport – Terminal 1 & Terminal 2


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